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Monday, January 13, 2014

Gelatos with a Touch of Gold

Over the past couple of days, I've been participating in the Studio Calico CHA 2014 Crop. We've had lots of fun sharing and creating together. Challenge #2 is a color challenge to use navy, pool, lime, pink, and gold. I will admit, I am not a huge fan of gold on layouts (I prefer silver), but sometimes you have to go with the flow. Challenge #8 is to use a digital die cut element on the layout. I decided to combine the two challenges and much to my surprise, I actually love the small touches of gold on this layout!

I started with the digital element of the hearts from SC's digital shop. I used my Cameo to cut the hearts, I also used the Cameo to sketch hearts on another sheet of cardstock to use as a template for painting. I took the sketched cardstock and painted in the hearts with Gelatos, I also added a sheet of vellum over the painted hearts to soften the colors. The die cut hearts were placed over the top and with a few embellishments the layout was complete

This layout is proof that I need to be a little more open to trends that I don't like. Are you team silver or team gold? :) I am happy to report that I've seen some silver popping up in the CHA sneaks!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I'm starting out the new year in a scrappy zone. I've completed seven layouts in the past few days and it feels great! I want to share a fun layout I created using my Silhouette Cameo. It's been collecting dust for the past few months and it's time to change that. I started out with a snowflake background and decided to use a sketch pen instead of the cut feature. I LOVE how this turned out and I think you will, too.

To mat the photos, I used patterned paper and misted with Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I stamped the snowflakes using VersaMark and heat embossed using Zing embossing powder. It adds lovely dimension to the paper.

With just a few cut words, snowflakes, and embellishments, the layout is complete! I love the versatility of the Cameo and need to make better use of it. Even though the layout looks complicated, the Cameo made this so easy!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may your 2014 be filled with joy, wonderful moments, and creativity! ♥